My OASIS 29 Con Schedule: Come See My Shenanigans!

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I’m a guest at OASIS again! And let me tell you, I am super excited. Last year, I had the great pleasure of meeting A. Lee Martinez, who is both one of the nicest dudes that ever walked the Earth and also almost nearly as funny as me (not quite, but he gets like 9 points for being pretty cool :P; I don’t know what these points are on about).

OASIS is one of my local conventions, located in sunny Orlando. I’ll be there for the full run of the convention — May 19th to May 21st.

This year, the Guest of Honor at OASIS is urban fantasy master Faith Hunter, author of the Rogue Mage series and the Jane Yellowrock series, among others. She has something like 9 million books published under one of her 9 identities (OK, so she’s published around 32 books under three names, but 9 million is pretty close…). It should be a lot of fun to chat with her on panels in a couple weeks!

And what am I up to?  Boy howdy am I in for a busy weekend. This is my schedule:

Friday (5/19)

  • 04:00 PM Writing for Blogs and Podcasts
    What gives with these new forms of media? How do I do it, and where is my audience?
    Shaun Duke, Jose Iriarte, Gary Roen
  • 05:00 PM What to Read?
    So much much read, so little time. Hear some recommendations from our panelists.
    Lucienne Diver, Shaun Duke(m), Elle E. Ire

Saturday (5/20)

  • 11:00 AM Fannish Expression
    What are the ways fans can connect with world?
    Shaun Duke, Guy Lillian, Ann Morris(m)
  • 12:00 PM 40 Years of Star Wars
    In May 1977 we were all taken to a galaxy far, far away. Since then there have been seven more films, a radio show, two television shows, and countless books. What do want or expect in this new era of Star Wars.
    Erica Cameron, Jeff Carroll, Shaun Duke(m)
  • 03:00 PM What is on Tonight?
    There is a Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror show on every day. Which ones are worth watching?
    Jeff Carroll, Shaun Duke, Ann Morris(m), Mari Ness


  • 10:00 AM Science Fiction Films
    Does it take a big budget to make a good Science Fiction film? Can you make something meaningful on a limited scale?
    Erica Cameron, Jeff Carroll, Shaun Duke(m)
  • 01:00 PM Do I Know You?
    Share your experience meeting your favorite celebs and writers. Joy or trauma, no slander, please.
    Shaun Duke, Faith Hunter, Elle E. Ire(m), Gary Roen
  • 02:00 PM Discovering New Star Trek
    New Star Trek is coming soon to a computer service near you. What are hopes and fears in the next chapter of the human adventure?
    Jeff Carroll, Shaun Duke(m), Ann Morris

And there you have it. If you’re planning to make a visit, come check out my panels or just hit me up in the hall! I’m happy to talk about podcasting or academia or how many forms of wooden gnome exist in Gainesville at any given time (those pesky gnomes)!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

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